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Third Page Thursday: Vibank restaurant The Grotto celebrates 10 years of tantalizing tastebuds from around the world

I don’t trust Facebook as far as I can throw it … uphill … in the middle of a blizzard … wearing my father’s pajamas. (What I’m trying to say is that I tried uploading this story there, and the resolution sucked, so I’m going to try linking to it here instead. I’m also aware that it’s Wednesday not Thursday today, but since the paper doesn’t technically arrive in your mailbox until tomorrow … look, just roll with me here, OK?)

There’s an internationally-renowned restaurant in Vibank, run by some great people, that just celebrated 10 years in business a couple weeks ago. This is their story, and if you’d like to eat there sometime, they’re free to seat you most any time after the start of April 2018. (They are booked full months in advance, you see.) ¬°Buen provecho!

The Grotto feature – Dec 14, 2017

Publisher’s blog: The volleyball scene from top gun

By popular demand, re-posting this blow-by-blow recap of two of the more traumatic moments in my life … this one’s for you, Tyrel.

column by Brad Brown originally appeared in the June 8, 2017, edition of The Forum


I was originally going to file this column under “Confession Time.”

After watching the movie Top Gun for the first time on Saturday, I changed course, knowing full well that all along there was no shame to be felt in having not seen it at any time in the first 30 years since its release.

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